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Student voice for student engagement

The Victorian Government is partnering with the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) to help make student voice a priority and empower students to fully participate in school life.

Victorian Minister for Education James Merlino announced funding of $132,000 for a new online resource centre, the Student Voice Hub, while opening the VicSRC’s Congress 2017.

Mr Merlino also announced a new funding agreement to provide the VicSRC with $750,000 over the next three years – an increase of 27 per cent.

The Student Voice Hub will actively support Victorian students to access information that supports their role and enhances the ability of students to be part of decisions that affect their learning and their lives at school.

School students, principals, teaching staff and school communities will directly benefit from the Student Voice Hub which will provide capacity building resources, information and support for students and schools to develop curriculum and student leadership.

The Government has provided funds to the VicSRC to support student voice in Victoria since 2007 and funding for the new Student Voice Hub enhances this ongoing partnership to strengthen student voice and leadership.

Source: Vic Government

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